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Mental Health Professional Dismissed Complaint Colorado Open Records Act Access

Concerning access by a mental health professional to the files of a regulatory board regarding a dismissed complaint filed against the mental health professional.
2018 Regular Session
Courts & Judicial
State Government
Bill Summary

Under current law, when a complaint against a mental health professional is dismissed, information contained in the files of a mental health professional regulatory board is exempt from disclosure under the open records law. The bill allows a mental health professional who is a respondent to a dismissed complaint to access the information contained in the division of professions and occupations's and applicable regulatory boards' files. The names of the respondent's clients and other recipients of services, and any other information that would identify an individual person, must be redacted from the information provided to the respondent.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. J. Melton
Sen. J. Smallwood



Rep. J. Coleman, Rep. T. Exum, Rep. T. Kraft-Tharp, Rep. P. Lee, Rep. B. Pettersen

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